ian daniels

COTD 6/22/2015

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Mercury Retrograde brings with it a time to reflect on yourself and your life. The Lovers reversed is about hard choices that need to be made. Be sure that you are seeing other people for who they really are and not who want or need them to be. You can want someone to be 'the one' and try and try knowing that that's not what is meant to be. Self Sacrifice is coming up for you this week. This could be sacrificing something you want to do for someone else or for more spiritual practices. It could be as simple as stepping away from the computer to meditate. Keep your loved ones close and let them know how much they mean to you. Miscommunications run rampant during MR.  

Angel Blessings,

Andrew

COTD 5/23/2015

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Hi!  

Todays card falls in, yet again, with the theme of mercury retrograde which is personal discovery and renewal. The seven of knives tells us that it is time to put your problem-solving skills to work! Use your better judgment paired with wit and, at times, cunning to work through certain problems. Are you being taking advantage of? Use your intuition to discern who loves you for you, and who just wants something from you. The card of today is telling you to turn into word on your individuality. Take time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, while taking time for yourself is a must, avoid extensive separation from others and incorporate others into your life while still maintaining healthy boundaries.

Angel Blessings

Andrew

COTD 5/20/2015

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Alright.  

Dont freak out at this card, haha. This deck is very confronting but not without just cause. The Five of Skulls reversed talks to us about our shadow sides. Anxiety, loss, worry, and despair resonate with this card. Upright, it offers a glimmer of hope, here however, hopelessness is found. I want to tell you that you are NOT hopeless! You are going to make it through whatever you are facing. You feel utterly helpless and paralyzed by fear. But that's not true. You are brave and powerful!!! 

COTD for 3/31/2015

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Hello lovelies!!! I was inexplicably drawn to use the 'Tarot of Vampyres' Deck today. I had no idea why until I actually read the symbol section in the guidebook about this card. The Eight of Knives card tells us that we may feel constricted or tied down. We may feel like there is no way out, or that we are waiting on circumstances that aren't within our control. However, as I looked more into this card, I saw that the Author lists kindred spirits that are attached to each card. In this case, we have 2 Angels, Vembael and Yahohel. Now, you may be wondering why these are important. I am about to tell you. As I researched these Angels and found their specialties, I have to say that it goes perfectly with this card. Vembael is the Angel who helps us when we feel that our lives are going nowhere. When we feel this way, we tend to mistrust others because the human nature wants to blame others. Vembael can lead us away from this behavior and guide us to love and trust. Yahohel, which has noticeable similarities to YAHWEH, is the angel who helps anyone who has copious amounts of anger in their lives. He can break the cycle of evil and put us back where need to be. So Anger and mistrust due to our own human nature can be the very things are holding us back or tying us down. Ask these angels to help you overcome any feeligns like the ones mentioned above. This card also talks about tremendous will to press on and finish what you started. I know the imagery is dark, but it's the lesson, not the image that is important. 

Angel Blessings!

Andrew

Card of the Day, 3/24/2015

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Today we have the 'Fortune' card from the 'Tarot of the Vampyres'! This is such a wonderfully beautiful card! I was shocked when I first saw it! This card is telling us that the wheel of the Universe is in constant motion, never changing or stopping. It is the wheel of destiny and fate. When we see the Fortune card, it tells us that change and movement are inevitable. Life is full of endings that lead to beginnings and then the end of those beginnings. It is up to us to keep up with this particular movement of the Universe, and adapt to our ever changing culture, thoughts and ideas. Nothing stays the same for long. That is something we have to accept. Change is always for the better, even when we don't see it like that. This card can also talk about unexpected gifts and opportunities! One thing that sticks out to me is that there is the Wheel, but thorns are behind it. This tells me to tell you that the wheel is still spinning during those thorny times in our lives and to never lose hope that things are still working in your favor, even if you are in a garden filled with thorns. When I looked at the Symbolism section in the book about this card, so much is drawn out!! There are 3 Vampyre creatures on this wheel, the serpent to the left who represents the negative force of retrospection and dissipation or decay (winter), the panther to the right which represents the positive creative and active energy that initiates the fires of life (summer), and the Sphinx-like creature at the top of the wheel that is made up of the four elemental animals whose particular role is the preserver and connecters of the other polarities, allowing the wheel to churn out everything into existence. All in all, this is a card rich with symbolism to the point that it is just absolutely mind blowing. 

Angel Blessings!

Andrew